The average hourly pay for an Evidence Technician is $17.48.
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Job Description for Evidence Technician
Evidence technicians work primarily for law enforcement agencies (local, state, and federal) or for private companies to assist investigators and forensic scientists by collecting, identifying, and processing crime-related evidence. They typically travel to crime locations to survey the scene and write reports related to their analyses and findings, and they also catalog, label, and index crime evidence. Most employers require their evidence technicians to have a bachelor's degree in criminal j…Read more
Evidence Technician Tasks
- Log items into evidence, documenting the location, description, property owners, chain of custody, release, disposition and destruction.
- Generate computerized reports of movement and handling of department evidence.
- Retain records, prepare reports and conduct periodic audits of the evidence room.
- Maintain physical custody and records of evidence from intake to final disposition.
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Popular Skills for Evidence Technician
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Skills in Inventory Control, Records Management, Data Entry and Forensics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Property Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Evidence Technician
An entry-level Evidence Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.94 based on 34 salaries. An early career Evidence Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.46 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Evidence Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.56 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Evidence Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.00 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
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Employees with Evidence Technician in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cheyenne, Wyoming (8.6% more) and Houston, Texas (3.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in League City, Texas (17.2% less), Albuquerque, New Mexico (12.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (3.6% less).
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